- I have just to come to the end of one of the busiest weeks I've had for a long time, which is definitely a cause for celebration.
- Also, my free sweetpeas continue.
- And the quote from the garage was lower than expected.
|'Morning' by Sir Alfred East, a man who loved a good tree|
I was part of a bigger celebration on Wednesday, when I went to the events marking the centenary of the Alfred East Art Gallery here in town. There were performances and speeches and marching bands and church bells and all manner of pomp and circumstance. Splendid stuff. Part of the celebration was the 'appearance' of Sir Alfred East as performed by Geoff Hales, who regaled us with tales of 'his' life and left us with some advice for would-be artists: allways sit comfortably to avoid indigestion caused by hunching on a low stool - but remember that no one ever painted a decent sky while sitting down; get up as early as you can, and be prepared to miss your supper if you are in creative mood; and if you think a tree would suit your painting better if it were on the other side of the river, move it - it's only there because someone chose to plant it there, so an artist must be free to plant it elsewhere.
How's your week been?
I am busily jotting Sir Alfred's quotes as delivered by Geoff Hales. Delicious!ReplyDelete
...And you deserve the celebration, with all that has been going on!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Diana Wilder at www.dianawilder.blogspot.com
Thanks, Diana. I don't if Mr Hales is a jobbing actor or an East specialist, but he did a great job.Delete
Love sweetpeas, such a gorgeous scent.ReplyDelete
I always think they're a proper old-fashioned flower.Delete
That's a beautiful painting, absolutely gorgeous. Sounds like it was a great celebration :)ReplyDelete
Yes, Laura.We're very lucky that a town the size of ours has a decent art gallery and an award-winning musuem. Alfred East was the son of a bootmaker, so he did very well for himself.Delete
Hurrah to low quotes and sweet peas.ReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous painting. I love a good tree too ;)
A low quote from the garage is definitely worth celebrating! I always hold my breath whenever I take my car in!ReplyDelete
I've just dropped my car off at the garage and a nice young man ran me home; and he's going to bring the car back tomorrow. Seems like pretty good service to me.Delete